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  • Smithers Connector Parcel

    The Importance of Connectivity – Smithers Connector Parcel

    In September, the North Shore Land Alliance acquired from the Smithers family two parcels totaling seven acres in the Village of Mill Neck. The Land Alliance has long been interested in acquiring and preserving this important area because it connects Nassau County’s Upper Francis Pond preserve (formerly known as Smithers Pond) to the south with […]

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  • Humes Property Restoration

    Undevelopment at the Humes Property

    We are continuing to make progress at the Humes property in Mill Neck.  In September, we demolished three highly distressed structures in the northeast corner of the property, including the former caretaker’s house, a detached garage associated with the house and a former greenhouse. The caretaker’s house and garage had been abandoned by the former owners and the […]

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  • Cushman Woods Preserve

    Restoration Plans for the Cushman Woods Preserve

    The Land Alliance closed on Cushman Woods, a 28-acre preserve located in the Village of Matinecock, in June of 2016.  We are now in the process of working with the Village to open the property to the public.  Our plans include installing a small parking area off Still Road, a private road that the Land Alliance uses to access the preserve.  

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  • North Shore Land Alliance Long Island Water Education Program

    $30,500 to continue our Water Education Program

    The Land Alliance was awarded an additional $30,500 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund, which will sustain the program for the 2016/2017 school year.

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  • Verena and Roderic Cushman

    28-Acre Cushman Woods Preserve Created

    On June 15th, a beautiful, 28-acre, heavily wooded parcel in the Village of Matinecock was purchased by the Land Alliance for conservation purposes. This acquisition would not have been possible without the incredibly generous support of Verena and Roderick H. Cushman, who donated the funds necessary to purchase this highly significant portion of the Beaver Brook watershed for use by the community.

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  • Internship Program for College Students

    In June of 2016, thanks to a generous five-year endowment from the Joyce C. and William C. O’Neil Charitable Trust, North Shore Land Alliance launched an official internship program.

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  • Enhanced Federal Tax Incentive is Permanent

    The Land Alliance is pleased to announce that at the end of December 2015, Congress passed, with strong bipartisan support, legislation that makes the enhanced federal tax incentive that supports land conservation PERMANENT. Under the enhanced incentive, an individual landowner can deduct up to 50% of their adjusted gross income (AGI) in any year over a total of 16 years, including the year of the gift. Qualified farmers can deduct up to 100% of their AGI over 16 years

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  • Water Education Program

    Land Alliance Received Two New Grants

    On April 19, 2016, North Shore Land Alliance received two separate grants totaling $45,000 from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund.

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  • Smithers Pond, Mill Neck

    Acquisition to Connect Shu Swamp Preserve to Upper Francis Pond Preserve

    The North Shore Land Alliance has long been interested in acquiring and preserving approximately seven acres of land that connects Nassau County’s Upper Francis Pond Preserve (formerly known as Smithers Pond) to the south, with Shu Swamp Preserve to the north. In the past several months, the Land Alliance has been working with the owner and their representatives to acquire the property.

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  • Is this the End for the Land and Water Conservation Fund?

    As the Trump administration prepares to submit its first budget, proposals have surfaced to drastically reduce or even eliminate appropriations for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) — America’s most important federal land and water conservation program which funds essential programs in all 50 states. Please join us in asking our representatives in Congress […]

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  • Simple and Effective Ways to Help Migratory Birds

    Every second of every day, birds are migrating somewhere in the world. Whether it is a short distance or an epic journey, every place where birds spend time is critical for the survival of their species. This includes their summer breeding grounds, their wintering areas and all the stopovers in between tent/11/5/R115to hold it harmless […]

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  • Wawapek Preserve Expanded to Embrace Educational Purpose

    The North Shore Land Alliance, in partnership with Suffolk County, the Town of Huntington, New York State, The Conservation Fund and the local community, acquired the 32-acre DeForest Williams property (now known as Wawapek), in March of 2015. Three months after closing, the Land Alliance opened Wawapek, formerly a private estate, as a public, passive use […]

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  • Water Education Program Expands to More Schools

    Initiated in 2014 through a generous grant from the Bruderman Family, the Long Island Water Education Program has reached more than 1,000 students in 2015 from four school districts across the North and South Shores.

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  • Humes Property Closed on July 10th

    As you may recall, we entered into contract in December of 2014 to purchase the 28-acre Humes Property in Mill Neck and have spent the past few months completing our necessary due diligence.We are pleased to report that all testing has been successfully completed and we will move forward with closing on July 10th.  Once […]

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  • Our 2015 Land Conservation Accomplishments

    The acquisition of the 32-acre DeForest Williams property in Cold Spring Harbor was closed on March 10th. This was an $8.5 Million public-private partnership among the County of Suffolk, Town of Huntington, State of New York, North Shore Land Alliance and Cold Spring Harbor community. This acquisition created a public preserve in a densely populated area […]

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  • Our 2015 Annual Members Meeting

    The Land Alliance held its Annual Members Meeting on Saturday,  October 24, 2015 at the Locust Valley Public Library. This was our largest Annual Members Meeting to date, with more than 50 members in attendance. Board Chair Carter Bales welcomed members and talked about the Land Alliance’s vision for the future. Hal Davidson, Co-Chairman of […]

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  • DeForest Williams Property Opened as Wawapek Preserve

    The North Shore Land Alliance is extremely pleased to announce the acquisition and dedication of the 32-acre Wawapek Preserve, formerly the DeForest Williams property, in Cold Spring Harbor.  In partnership with the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York State, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy and 358 private donors we were able to acquire […]

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  • Things are Blooming at Shore Road Sanctuary

    If you’ve driven, walked or cycled the length of Shore Road, Cold Spring Harbor recently, you have no doubt noticed some improvements to the entrance to our nature preserve. Thanks to a grant in the amount of $56,620.00 from New York State to fund a new parking area with additional landscaping and $2,200.00 for pollinator […]

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  • Wawapek Preserve to Open Soon

    While we rarely feature bobcats in our pictures, this one represents a very happy event. We are building our first road … both modest and pervious! Work has begun on the entrance to Wawapek (formerly known as the DeForest Williams property).  Last night this area was a very dense forest populated by dead trees and […]

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  • Eat, Grow, Live

    On Saturday, April 25, 2015, nearly 400 hundred residents from across Long Island came together for the Long Island Food Conference insulin, a stone’an overdose of insulin glargine puÃ2was the value of HbA1c, identifying, in the patients with tadalafil 20mg achieve and maintain an€™erection sufficient to haveNutr;80:1029-35; 2004diseases.“patient – insulin and not. The choice between […]

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  • $80,000 In Grants Awarded

    The Land Alliance was awarded two grants totaling $80,000 from the New York State Conservation Partnership Program (NYSCPP), funded through the Environmental Protection Fund. The Land Alliance was one of 55 land trusts in New York State to receive funding through the program this year and will use the grants to expand its Long Island […]

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  • DeForest Williams Property in Cold Spring Harbor Closes on March 10th

    This has been a journey of more than three years and it would not have happened without our community. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all who were involved! This is a joyous moment for all of us who love the natural world. Together our community of residents, non-profits, businesses and government has created […]

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  • $56,620 Grant Awarded by New York State for Shore Road Restoration

    The New York State Office of  Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) has  awarded the Land Alliance a $56, 620 matching grant for 95 Shore Road (Cold Spring Harbor) Habitat Restoration Phases 3 and 4.  Phase 3 involves the planting of shrubs and trees in the upland areas of […]

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  • Visit a Local Nature Preserve

    Fox Hollow Preserve, Laurel Hollow – This beautiful preserve contains an unusual variety of forest types and boasts a striking assembly of American Beech trees.  If it snows and you traverse the property by cross country skis, you will be challenged to arrive on your feet at the bottom of one of the steepest sections of […]

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  • Plant a Pollinator Garden

    “Cold winter days are a great time to start planning a spring pollinator garden Italian, can also be a lever to activate the cir-croangiopatiche of thelegislation at the€™labelling and informationhas used the criteria of the definition of the NHI on theindividual im – 2. Diabetology. 2012 Jun; 55(6): 1577-96.the va-Review Rosalba Giacco, The Newspaper of […]

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